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ZG Raiffeisen history

ZG Raiffeisen from the beginning until present day

1911

The first central cooperative was found

January 1, 1911. On this day, the first central cooperative started its work in Baden: the central purchase and sales cooperative o of the Badischer Bauern-Verein eGmbH.

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1929

Badischen landwirtschaftlichen Zentralgenossenschaft eGmbH (BLZ)

The BLZ was created in 1929 by the merger of the reference and sales cooperative of the Badischer Bauernverein Freiburg and the Badischen Landwirtschaftliche Hauptgenossenschaft Karlsruhe as a cooperative

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1975

BLZ becomes Raiffeisen Zentral- genossenschaft eG

The BLZ was first renamed to Raiffeisen-Zentralgenossenschaft eG by a membership decision.

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2002

Agricultural machinery export to romania begins

ZG Raiffeisen started exporting (mainly second hand) agricultural machinery to Romania.

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2004

BLZ was renamed: ZG Raiffeisen eG.

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2011

The Centenary

100 year of success in agriculture: >200 locations >2000 employes >1.6 billion euro revenue

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2017

ZG Technik Romania SRL was found

The Romanian company was founded.

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2019

ZG Technik Seuca

The Seuca office was inaugurated.

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More than 100 years of history

ZG Raiffeisen is the successor organization of the Badischen Landwirtschaftliche Zentralgenossenschaft eGmbH (BLZ). It was founded as a cooperative organization for Baden farmers. 

The BLZ was created in 1929 by the merger of the reference and sales cooperative of the Badischer Bauernverein Freiburg and the Badischen Landwirtschaftliche Hauptgenossenschaft Karlsruhe as a cooperative. However, the actual date of foundation is January 1, 1911. On this day, the first central cooperative began its work in Baden as the central purchasing and sales cooperative of the Badischer Bauern-Verein eGmbH. 

In 1975 the BLZ was first renamed to Raiffeisen-Zentralgenossenschaft eG by a membership decision, in 2004 it was given its current name ZG Raiffeisen eG.

The name ZG stands for Zentral Genossenschaft (Central Association) and the word Raiffeisen is synonymous with „business association”.

ZG Raiffeisen started exporting (mainly second hand) agricultural machinery to Romania in 2002. After Romania’s adherence to the European Union, European funds were allocated to agriculture and for supporting farmers in their day-to-day endeavours. The Romanian agricultural market experienced significant growth and the demands of farmers for equipement increased. 

In 2017 the Romanian company was founded, fulfilling the needs of the local farmers, not only by offering the best quality equipment, but also parts, oils and also repair services and customer support. 

Having several shops and repair shops open in the country – in Seuca (Mureș County), Nadab (Arad County), Vitănești and Codlea (Brașov County), having a main office în Timișoara – ZG Technik Romania  can deliver original spare parts much faster and to a much larger network, offering farmers repair services and solutions for agricultural technique as well. 

In collaboration with our Romanian partners, we offer agricultural machinery and we officially represent Lemken, Amazone, Köckerling, Güttler, Monosem, Tehnos, Farmtech, Oros on the Romanian market.

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